Newly Added

Jordan Scholars Leadership Program

Aug 26 (all day)
Location:
2001 Fuller Rd. West Des Moines, IA
Event For:
Current 10th Grade students
Organization:
West Des Moines Historical Society
Contact:
Kelly Mayhew
Email:
kmayhew@wdmhs.org
Phone:
(515) 225-1286
Jordan Scholars Institute continues to offer selected potential young metro area leaders the opportunity to explore the important role of community service and the nature of leadership through small group meetings with leaders in Central Iowa. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Summer Theatre Camps

Aug 19 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312
Event For:
Students entering kindergarten-12th Grade
Cost:
Variable
Organization:
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Contact:
Robin Heldt Spahr
Email:
rspahr@dmplayhouse.com
Phone:
(515) 974-5365
The Des Moines Community Playhouse offers theatre arts, literature-based classes and camps for students preschool through 12th grade. In the summer, camps are offered on a weekly basis. Scholarships from 0-100% tuition are available.

Stuff the Bus Book Drive

May 12, 11:00 am
Event For:
Adults
Organization:
Athene, Shazam, and United Way of Central Iowa
Contact:
Vanessa Sedrel
Email:
vanessa.sedrel@unitedwaydm.org
Phone:
(515) 246-2504
Help Central Iowa kids succeed by hosting a Stuff the Bus book drive! Research shows having access to books leads to higher reading scores and, ultimately, a better chance of graduating high school. Sign up and we’ll provide you with the tools and messages to easily host a book drive. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Afterschool Rock Band Class Presented by Des Moines Music Coalition

Mar 30, 3:30 pm
Location:
Merrill Middle School. Room. Room 4444.
Event For:
6th-8th Grade
Audience Location:
Merrill Middle School
Cost:
FREE
Organization:
Des Moines Music Coalition
Contact:
Jordan Mayland
Email:
jordan@desmoinesmc.com
Phone:
(515) 943-7170
Learn how to work together in a band from experienced pop/rock instructors/educators. Discover the power of live music! Mondays 3:30-5:00. Complete the attached permission slip and email it to jordan@desmoinesmc.com. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Courage League Sports 2020 Spring Programming

May 29 (all day)
Location:
Various community buildings
Event For:
Age 14+
Organization:
Courage League Sports
Contact:
Kelsey Schroder
Email:
kelsey@courageleaguesports.com
Phone:
(515) 421-4021
Every evening CLS has volunteer opportunities throughout the DSM area. Our volunteers are paired with a buddy for classes to offer assistance as needed. Each night we do a variety of activities from fitness, to sports, to music and movement.

Safety Around Water

May 14 (all day)
Location:
South Suburban YMCA
Event For:
16 and UP
Organization:
South Suburban YMCA
Contact:
Alyssa Proffitt
Email:
alyssa.proffitt@dmymca.org
Phone:
(515) 285-0444
The South Suburban YMCA is committed to helping the kids in Des Moines learn how to swim and be safe in and around water. We are looking for volunteers to help teach kids how to stay safe. Please contact Alyssa Proffitt to volunteer. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

2020 JA BizTown Summer Camp

Jun 8 (all day)
Event For:
Students grades 4th-7th
Organization:
JA of Central Iowa
Contact:
Shannon Gerard
Email:
tracyz@jacentraliowa.org
Phone:
(515) 279-9602
JA BizTown Summer Camp is an indoor, academic camp geared towards students entering grades 4-7. This camp is designed to educate and enhance the camper's financial literacy learning while infusing entrepreneurship, work and career readiness, team work, marketing, philanthropy. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

East High School Color Guard Tryouts

Apr 23, 4:00 pm
Location:
East High School
Event For:
8–11
Audience Location:
Current and future East High School students
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Scarlet Color Guard
Contact:
Madi Williams
Email:
ehs.scarlet.colorguard@gmail.com
Phone:
(515) 419-7221
ALL are welcome to audition for EHS Scarlet Color Guard's 2020-2021 season – no experience required! The color guard provides students opportunities to perform at school events and competitions. Please fill out and bring the attached form to the first day of tryouts. We hope you choose to join us!

TutorHeroes: FREE Homework Help!

May 29 (all day)
Location:
Evelyn K. Davis Center, 1171 7th Street
Event For:
7th - 12th
Audience Location:
Metrowide
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Evelyn K. Davis Center
Contact:
Joy Esposito
Email:
jnesposito@dmacc.edu
Phone:
(515) 697-7736
Tutor Heroes, homework help for students 9-12th grades, through the end of the school year. Tutors come from area universities. Subject areas include science, math, and Spanish. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Tour the Historic Jordan House

Dec 27 (all day)
Location:
2001 Fuller Road, West Des Moines
Event For:
4th grade and up, families
Cost:
$5 for adults, $3 for youth, 5 and under are Free
Organization:
West Des Moines Historical Society
Contact:
Kelly Mayhew
Email:
info@wdmhs.org
Phone:
(515) 225-1286
Tour the Historic Jordan House, learning about Pioneers and abolitionists in one of the oldest homes standing in Polk County. It is the only central Iowa stop on the Underground Railroad open to the public. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)